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Seems there are not very many Magnus fans out there. I am wondering why ? I am seriously considering them for next season. Thick blades that can be sharpened many times. I like the serrated blades too. More cutting area.
 

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Never tried 'em. Ive been a BIG fan of mechanicals ever since I first saw and shot one.
 

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I have some of the Black Hornets. I do like them, but haven't shot a deer with one. As you said, nice, thick blades. fly well. Easily resharpened. Skeeter stated on this forum or C/T that the Black Hornets bend. I did miss a spot on my 18-1 and hit the target at an angle (my fault, not the head's), and that head did bend. The ferrule is two piece aluminum. I know Magnus will replace heads, and that is a great plus for the company. I have no experience with their other heads. They seem to have an excellent rep. The majority of forum people seem to use mechanicals. Not really sure if they are better.
 

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Not sure why fixed heads are less used with the crossbow crowd but I can guess it has a lot to do with a few facts such as ... #1: Across the board, a fixed blade head is inferior to an expandable head when speaking to aerodynamics, which can translate to larger groups, on the paper.
#2: Expandable heads offer larger diameter in more models/providers than the fixed head market provides.
#3: The vast/super majority of Crossbow hunters have little to no experience in arrow tuning (in general) and this goes double for crossbow tuning.
 

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Ranch Fairy has a video on You Tube where he buries one in a Hogs spine and it comes out none the worse for wear. Strange that it would bend in a target.
Ranch fairy isnt producing anywhere the M.O. of the average crossbow shooter here. He does some great work but I wouldn't put 100% faith in seeing what he see's and what you will see, with the same head in the same impact area's.
 

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Yep I know, he is a compound shooter, but I have read Crossbow users who say they group well also. I have used fixed heads for years,,Slick Tricks. I still like the idea of a fixed blade. NOTHING to go wrong with opening or breaking. Just feel slick trick quality has slid some.
 

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Yep I know, he is a compound shooter, but I have read Crossbow users who say they group well also. I have used fixed heads for years,,Slick Tricks. I still like the idea of a fixed blade. NOTHING to go wrong with opening or breaking. Just feel slick trick quality has slid some.
I am not disputing what people say they have seen with flight. I was speaking to damages for the blades.
I find it hard to believe there are damages but if the Rockwell rating isn't there, that could have something to do with it. Its a very thick blade for a fixed/replacement blade head. I certainly wouldn't expect roll overs and such. But with the energy provided by a crossbow, that would find any weaknesses, more so than would be seen with a bow that carries a lot less energy.
 

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You may be correct. I hit a doe with a wicked trick. I like the damage it did to the doe but once again the tip curled. The slick mags have the different tip and they are solid. The wicked tricks are thin. Even my home made cardboard target curled the tip, as I said. Don't know. I like slicks. I may after all just stick with slick tricks. The group well and just have to file the tip a bit for reuse.
 

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Seems there are not very many Magnus fans out there. I am wondering why ? I am seriously considering them for next season. Thick blades that can be sharpened many times. I like the serrated blades too. More cutting area.
I love them! I shoot the 2 blade stingers 125gr out of the crossbows and my recurves and longbows i shoot the 150 gr.
 

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I still like the idea of a fixed blade. NOTHING to go wrong with opening or breaking.
Same here. There’s pros and cons to either choice, but mechanical things can fail to operate as designed sometimes. A fixed head, and I prefer the Magnus black hornet serrated, goes where you aim, will cut upon entry every time and will not close inside an animal. I like the old saying, keep it simple stupid. Probably why I shoot an Excalibur too.
 

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Count me in as a Magnus fan. I also like the 2 Blade 125 grain Stingers. Shot a doe this year at 30 yards with one. Arrow went right where I aimed and doe didn't go 50 yards.

That was really the reason I bought them in the first place - so many users saying deer didn't get out of sight after being hit by one.
 

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I have use the Magnus broadheads for several years. Stinger Buzzcut 4 blade & Snuffer SS three blade. I prefer the stinger buzz cut 4 blade.

I will say that they don’t leave good blood trails. However since they are super sharp they slice through big game and exit out the other side. Typically you see your quarry die within eyesight.

they fly very accurately along with my field points.
besides they have a customer service policy second to none. If you ever bend a broadhead you take a photograph and email it to the company. They will send you a replacement.

The fact that I can sharpen these up again quite easily is a big plus.

When I first started hunting I used expandable broad heads. I had a lot of lost deer because of failures. Also if they hit a shoulder or heavy bone they often bend and penetration is diminished.

That is when I switched to fixed blade broad heads. Fewer things to go wrong.

I learned a trick years ago on AT. I use number 60 O-rings. I get them in the faucet supply aisle of any hardware store or home center. I slip them over the threads of the Broadhead and slide them up to the base of the blades. When I tighten up the Broadhead to the insert It allows me to index the Broadhead to the arrow vanes.

I found out that this helped with accuracy
 

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Thanks for the info. Wonder why they don’t leave a good blood trail? There are many expandable users here that would disagree with you about expandables. From what you say they don’t exactly fly straight if you have to adjust to your arrow vanes
 

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For years the Magnus broadheads were my #1 recommendation to elk hunters. One tough, dependable blade. The best part was the price. I still use them myself in certain situations.

Then German Kinetics started showing up more regular, but to pricey for most hunters. After that, Steel Force introduced the Phat Head series which helped hunters that didn't know how to tune their equipment.

No doubt there were other broadheads out there at the same time equally as good.
 
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